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Connect Your Summer

Connect Your Summer is a way to enhance and share your Summer experiences. Earn badges whenever you read, attend a program, or do an activity.

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club - July

DiceRoll up some fun this summer with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming.  This monthly program will take place the fourth Monday of every month, June-August. Have fun using your imagination while also working on building problem-solving skills, practicing mathematics and chart-reading, and learning new vocabulary. The next session is July 27, 4:30-5:30 PM.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice.  This program is suggested for ages 9-12.  Families are welcome.  No registration is required.

Photo Dungeons & Dragons by River Siren (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Camp Storytime

Attention all campers! Camp Storytime is coming to the library. Come explore the forest and sit around the campfire to enjoy some stories and snacks, there will even be tents to hang out in! Join us Thursday June 25th from 2:00-3:00PM in the Community Room for some summer fun. Recommended for children aged 5 to 9 years old.
[campsite sweet campisite by Kirsten Jennings is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

If you give a Mouse a Cookie

 If you give a Mouse a Cookie will be the star of this lively program on Monday, June 29, 10:00-10:45 AM.  Children ages 3-7 can come celebrate this classic story with crafts, activities, and of course, a cookie. Registration begins May 26.

World Snake Day Celebration

SnakeCome hang out with some serpentine visitors at our World Snake Day Celebration on Thursday, July 16, 7:00-8:00 PMMark Rosenthal of Animal Magic will bring live snakes for all ages to view and learn about.  No registration required.

Sunlit snake by Matt Reinbold (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Magical Memories Fairy Tale Dress Up

Come one, come all, and PLEASE come dressed as your favorite storybook character as we welcome the Mermaid Prince and Princess! They will sing beautiful songs and tell magical stories sure to enchant and delight. They might even invite their good friend the Snow Queen to join in the fun!  This wondrous event is to take place on the Saturday-iest of Saturdays, June the 27th starting at the grand hour of 10 o'clock AM. 

Minecraft for Kids

The Canton Public Library's new Minecraft server is up and running on Tuesday, June 23, from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Computer iLab.  Kids aged 9-12, come build with your friends, collaborate, show off your skills, and provide feedback for future events. We will be building in Creative Mode. No swearing or griefing will be allowed. Participants must have a basic knowledge of the game and have their own PC account. Playstation and XBox accounts are not compatible with our server. 

Muggle Quidditch

Quidditch 048Throw a bludger and catch a snitch when you play Muggle Quidditch, the non-magical version of the game from the Harry Potter novels, at the Heritage Park soccer fields (weather permitting) on July 23, 6:30-8:00 PM.  Participants must bring their own brooms.  Registration is required for participants (ages 8-12) and begins June 25.  No registration needed for spectators.  Maps to the playing fields will be available at the Library on July 23.

Quidditch 048 by Pioneer Library System (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

2015 Summer Style Storytimes

Our well-loved Family Storytimes will continue during our Connect Your Summer reading program, but with a summertime twist. We will be enjoying storytimes in the great outdoors! They will be held under the tents behind the library and are designed for children ages 5 and under with a caregiver.  Bring your own blanket! Rain location will be indoors. No registration required.

Summertime Dance Your Fanny Off

Families with young children can join us for a freestyle dance party. Everyone gets movin' and groovin' to some great dance tunes.

Designed for new walkers up to 5 years old to get moving with their caregivers, dancing is a great way to play together as a family. 


Tuesday, June 23 @ 10:00-10:30 AM - Songs about Food
Tuesday, July 28 @ 7:00-7:30 PM  - Songs about Water
Monday, August 10 @ 10:00-10:30 AM -  Songs inspired by Superheroes. Superhero costumes are encouraged, but not required.

Starfish Family Services: Social and Emotional Development - CANCELLED

On Tuesday, June 23, from 6:30-8:30 PM the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present Social and Emotional Development. Participants will learn about the different stages of social and emotional development in children. This will include self-awareness and self-regulation of emotions, as well as, social knowledge and understanding. Bring your children to this program as free daycare is provided by Starfish's daycare professionals.

Need A Gift For Father's Day?

Not sure what your dad needs for Father's Day?  Are you broke, but still need that perfect gift?  Teens, join us Saturday June 13, 2015 at 2:00 PM to make a tasty treat for dad.  Registration required.

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club in August

DiceRoll up some fun this summer with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming.  This monthly program will take place the fourth Monday of every month, June-August. Have fun using your imagination while also working on building problem-solving skills, practicing mathematics and chart-reading, and learning new vocabulary. The next session is August 24, 4:30-5:30 PM.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice.  This program is suggested for ages 9-12.  Families are welcome.  No registration is required.

Photo Dungeons & Dragons by River Siren (CC BY-SA 2.0)

CYS Sunday Funday

Kick off your summer reading experience with a drop-in activity. Build with LEGO and craft your CYS summer reading goal.
All ages welcome.     

Teen Lumi Solar Art T-Shirts

June 24, 2:00 - 3:00 PM. Bring your own t-shirts. Lumi Shadow Printing involves leaving specially dyed shirts out in the sun. The color holds where the sun hits, but not in shadow, so you can create fantastic silhouettes with cut outs. For Teens. Registration starts May 26.

Sherlock with Scott Monty

Join Scott Monty, Editor in Chief, Founder and Co-Host of I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere a website devoted to news and information about Sherlock Holmes in popular culture. Scott will share his passion for Sherlock Holmes as a character and discuss the evolution of this beloved character in popular culture. Join us June 25 at 7:00 PM.

Stitchers Anonymous - Canceled

Join other handcrafters for an evening of sharing and learning. All ages and stages are welcome at this informal gathering on Monday July 13 at 7:00 - 8:30 PM in Group Study Room A. Bring your own project, yarn and needles. 

Time for a Declutter

Professional organizer and life coach Soo Porter will be here to discuss clutter and provide some tips to help you organize your life and reduce your stress.  Join us June 9, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

Goodreads

Join us for an overview of Goodreads, the largest free web site for readers and book recommendations in the world. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone's bookshelves, their reviews and their ratings. You can also post your own reviews and catalog what you have read, are currently reading, and plan to read in the future. Join us June 29 at 7:00 PM.

Stitchers Anonymous - June

Join other handcrafters for an evening of sharing and learning. All ages and stages are welcome at this informal gathering on Monday June 8 at 7:00 PM in Group Study Room A. Bring your own project, yarn and needles. 

Meet a Horse

Canton Public Library is pleased to welcome back Jennifer Blades, the Coach of the University of Michigan's Equestrian team and owner of Willowbrooke Farm in Plymouth. Jenny will bring a very special guest, one of her favorite school horses, Darien. She'll describe the basics of English riding skills and horse maintenance. Darien is a gentle, sweet horse and he loves kids! This program will be held outside. Please dress for the weather. Join us Tuesday June 30th from 10:00 - 11:00 am.